Know your benefits

Know your benefits | September 4, 2014 >>

The UFT Welfare Fund provides dental benefits through three types of programs.

Know your benefits | June 26, 2014 >>

As we head into summer, some of you will be heading out of town or even out of the country. Just remember to take care of your maintenance prescription needs before you pack your bags!

Know your benefits | June 5, 2014 >>

Are you or a family member, because of a change of job or other life circumstance, going to lose your Department of Education-provided health insurance and UFT Welfare Fund benefits?

Know your benefits | May 15, 2014 >>

At one time or another, we all experience challenges in our personal or professional lives. MAP provides trained, professional counselors who can guide in-service members through short-term counseling, at no cost.

Know your benefits | April 17, 2014 >>

As a member of the UFT Welfare Fund, you and your eligible dependents can obtain an optical service once every two years. These benefits start with an optical certificate, so the first step is to request one from the UFT Welfare Fund.

Know your benefits | March 27, 2014 >>

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were discounts available for purchases related to your work, such as office supplies, computers and software — and even for clothing, gym membership and entertainment?

Know your benefits | March 6, 2014 >>

Did you know that there’s a place to turn to for support — both at and away from your work site — when tragedy strikes?

Know your benefits | February 6, 2014 >>

Are you pregnant or planning to start a family? You should know that you have the right to take a leave of absence at any time during your pregnancy with medical documentation or during your baby’s first years.

Know your benefits | January 16, 2014 >>

In-service UFT members have the protection of a short-term disability plan that can provide valuable income when personal illness renders them temporarily unable to work.

Know your benefits | December 19, 2013 >>

The UFT Welfare Fund provides a hearing aid benefit of $1,000. The benefit provides one hearing aid every three years (counted from the date of your last purchase).

Know your benefits | November 14, 2013 >>

Read on for some advice on how best to maximize your prescription drug benefit, whether you’re at a doctor’s visit or the pharmacy, or determining how best to order your maintenance medications.

Know your benefits | October 17, 2013 >>

All eligible in-service UFT members and their dependents have prescription drug coverage through the UFT Welfare Fund. There are no waiting periods for this coverage

Know your benefits | September 26, 2013 >>

Do you spend a lot out of pocket on child care or medical expenses? You may be able to save hundreds of dollars a year in taxes by enrolling in the city’s Flexible Spending Accounts Program.

Know your benefits | May 2, 2013 >>

Do you have plans to retire soon? If so, be aware that you must maintain your NYSUT membership as a retiree in order to continue participating in NYSUT Member Benefits-endorsed programs.

Know your benefits | April 11, 2013 >>

If you and your spouse or domestic partner are both UFT members, you don’t have to choose one or the other’s benefits — you have the benefit of both when it comes to certain Welfare Fund benefits. With special coordination of benefits, you can receive dental, optical, hearing aid and prescription drug benefits from each other’s coverage.

Know your benefits | February 28, 2013 >>

In the event of a member’s death, the UFT Welfare Fund provides a benefit that is payable on a decreasing scale to the beneficiary(ies) of in-service members. This benefit is in addition to any privately held insurance coverage the member may have.


Know your benefits | January 17, 2013 >>

Workers’ Compensation can provide valuable benefits if you are a paraprofessional, school nurse or occupational or physical therapist and have a work-related injury or occupational illness. If you are hurt on the job, there are certain procedures you should follow to ensure that you get all the benefits that you are entitled to.

Know your benefits | November 22, 2012 >>

Are you or a close family member struggling to cope with a health-related problem? The UFT has created social services to help that are free, strictly confidential and only a phone call away.

Know your benefits | September 6, 2012 >>

Train. Bus. Subway. Ferry. Paratransit. Parking your car at the commuter station. If you travel to work by public transportation, you can take part in the Commuter Benefits Program for UFT members, which now goes beyond New York City to cover the tristate area.

Know your benefits | April 5, 2012 >>

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